December 8, 2010 Subject:
Rate the MUSIC
I appreciate your sharing and hard work, but I am bothered by your post here
Yes, give the show 2 stars if you don't like the music! I don't like that you bullied someone into giving this weak show 5 stars under threat of no more sharing. That's outrageous.
I use the stars to look for shows people like. They aren't perfect, but they do help. If 20 people rate a show 5-stars, I'm pretty sure it's a good show. If 20 people give it 2 stars, then I know it should be avoided.
Giving this 5 stars misleads us. It is not Hart's best work, it isn't a particularly good band, and the music just doesn't work.
Perhaps there should be 2 ratings? One for performance and one for quality.
But being a bully to a music reviewer over something petty like giving 2 stars for a subpar performance is childish and does the reviewers and downloaders a disservice.
If you don't want to tape shows and share, don't do it. We are not forcing you to. Don't force us to post 5-stars in a meaningless effort to edify your taper ego. Because that is almost as pathetic as this performance.
Two stars. Not worth it; there are better shows (including from Hart) out there.
Reviewer:Dylan M -
June 16, 2009 Subject:
I agree with Archie
Just wasn't feeling it. Ive seen Mickey's global drum project and rhythm devils, and Dead tour, but this stuff just didn't seem to have a point. To me its seemed like some misaimed trippy world music melting pot that had too many goals with the limited span of the material. I hardly recognized any of the numbers (other than the obvious famous GD songs), not to point this out as a negative thing, just that anyone who expected any sort of Dead tribute show would be disapointed. Whoever the girl who was singing with the band was managed to scream like some annoying MC/hip-hop style that didn't seem to fit into any of this inconsistent show. Her cover of Sugaree was annoying and insulting. Hart should consider sticking to his normal world drum stuff rather that trying to combine a soul,hip-hip, island, cajun, grateful dead tribute, rock lentil soup. The soup tasted pretty icky to me.
**To Chris Davis. Your contributions to the archive are greatly appreciated. I understand your feelings on being dooped for my opinion on the show and not on the quality of your recording and feel they are valid. Everyone who uses archive can hopefully appreciate live tapers and their hard work. Thanks for the show, and the hard work. I changed my rating since your recording is quality, and generally higher quality that most GD auds i have heard.
May 28, 2009 Subject:
diggin' the drums
i wasn't present for this set, but at least now i can groove to it on my own time. i love Mickey's intensity of focus in assembling his band of completely rhythm-oriented individuals, and i even like Jen's vocals! "Fire" is a revelation. sooo glad the members of the Dead who were present recognized Rothbury's potential to the point of headlining the whole thing this year; i wouldn't miss it for the world.
February 18, 2009 Subject:
One of my favorite rothbury sets
I loved this entire set. Dylan M most of the material is new songs written by Robert Hunter the dead's main lyricist. I really enjoyed the dance factor to almost everyone of these songs. Watching Mickey's legs under his rig was hilarious, in another life he was a professional salsa dancer. The recording is great and my highlights were Sugaree (which I think was played three times that weekend) and Wrecking Crew.
October 10, 2008 Subject:
I was at this show, and I can attest that Chris did a fantastic job of taping. For those who said they don't like Hart's "new direction," you should know that the crowd really liked it that night. And isn't that really the most important thing?
September 2, 2008 Subject:
Don't give up..
Don't give up ChrisDavis...I'm guessing that the reviewers below were only talking about the music and not the fine recording job....I'd like to think most everyone here appreciates the work the tapers do...musically, it's an interesting show...how about 4 stars...3.5 for the recording and .5 for Mickey's "new musical direction".
September 2, 2008 Subject:
you guys are really great!
I just wanted to thank dylan and archie for 2 starring MY recording just because yall dont agree with mickeys current muscial direction.
we tapers work and pay hard to record and upload music for yall to download. i dont appreciate getting the next to lowest rating on my recording because of your opinion on the performers.
maybe i should follow the examples of many tapers and keep my tapes for myself.
Reviewer:Steve Birdman -
July 19, 2008 Subject:
What a fun tribal styled Grateful Dead show
This was a great opener for rothbury hearing some great stuff for the first time from Mickey Hart and Kyle Hollingsworth. Kimock was a the man with the guitar that nite, songs like fire onthe mountain and sugaree were sick and love is an ocean and going into the drums i was goin cookies man. Come see kimock and hollinsworth at Nedfest in late august Netherlands, CO
July 18, 2008 Subject:
Where is the love?